Bengaluru, April 11 (IANS) A record 10,250 new Covid cases were registered in a day across Karnataka, with its state capital Bengaluru accounting for 7,584 cases, said the state health bulletin on Sunday.
Gandhinagar, April 11 (IANS) Taking a serious note of the worsening coronavirus situation, especially on the healthcare system and infrastructure, the Gujarat High Court on Sunday observed that the state was heading towards a health emergency.
Bengaluru, April 11 (IANS) Even as the indefinite strike by the employees of the Karnataka transport corporation over wage hike entered fifth day, 2,663 buses were operated across the state, as some drivers and conductors returned to work, an official said on Sunday.
Mangaluru, April 11 (IANS) Karnataka Endowment Minister Kota Srinivas Poojary on Sunday said he had tested positive and is in Mangaluru hospital for treatment.
Hyderabad, April 11 (IANS) The Telangana government on Sunday ordered that not wearing face mask in public places will attract a penalty of Rs 1,000.
Gandhinagar, April 11 (IANS) Gujarat on Sunday saw a new high of daily Covid cases, at 5,469, taking its tally to 3,47,495, while the death toll rose to 4,800 with 54 fresh fatalities.
Amaravati, April 11 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh on Sunday reported 3,495 new Covid cases, pushing the tally to 9,25,401, while the state's active infections climbed to 20,954.
Bengaluru, April 11 (IANS) The second wave of coronavirus across Karnataka is set to peak by the first week of May and taper off subsequently, Health Minister K. Sudhakar said on Sunday, as 10,250 new cases were reported from across the state.
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Acting on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for "tika utsav (vaccination festival)", the Delhi BJP on Sunday launched the campaign at all the Municipal Corporation-run 140 health facilities, and saw a huge response from the people.
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The national capital on Sunday registered 10,732 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the single-day highest spike since the pandemic broke out early last year, while there were 48 more deaths, as per the Delhi health bulletin.
Chennai, April 11 (IANS) In wake of the surging Covid cases, the Tamil Nadu government said that beaches of Chennai, Chengalpattu and Kanchipuram will be out of bounds for public on all weekends from Sunday onwards, as well as on government holidays.
Raipur, April 11 (IANS) Chhatisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has sent senior officials to Hyderabad and Maharashtra to ensure smooth supply of Remdesivir, a key anti-viral drug in the fight against Covid-19. The state government has also made mandatory to produce RT-PCR negative report obtained within 72 hours at airports and railway stations while those arriving without negative report will be examined, according to the new SOP, they will be kept in quarantine centre or isolation.
Jammu, April 11 (IANS) The Covid-19 surge continued in J&K on Sunday as 915 new cases came to light during the last 24 hours, while five more patients succumbed.
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) With Prime Minister Narendra Modi launching a four-day countrywide "Tika Utsav" (inoculation festival) from Sunday, Congress leader and former Union Minister P. Chidambaram criticised him for terming it a festival, while seeking more approved vaccines be allowed and reiterating the demand of universal vaccination.
Chandigarh, April 11 (IANS) Actor Sonu Sood, the Messiah of the migrants who refuses to call himself so, has donned a new hat. Beginning Sunday, he is the brand ambassador of the Punjab government for its Covid vaccination programme.
Bengaluru, April 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday advised Karnataka to focus on micro containment zones to check the virus spread in the state, Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa said.
Gurugram, April 11 (IANS) The increasing Covid cases and the enforcement of the night curfew across Delhi-NCR has witnessed a 40 per cent dip in the pubs, bars and restaurants business in Gurugram.
Shimla, April 11 (IANS) Amid the spike in Covid-19 cases around the country, Himachal Pradesh on Sunday made it mandatory for people coming from seven high load states to produce a RT-PCR negative report obtained within 72 hours of entry, from April 16 onwards.
Seoul, April 11 (IANS) South Korea on Sunday decided to resume administering AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccines to eligible recipients after temporarily putting the programme on hold amid growing concerns over its safety.
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Hours after stating that around 65 per cent of new Covid-19 cases in Delhi are among people aged below 35 years, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday clarified that it should be 45 years and he had mistakenly said 35.
Patna, April 11 (IANS) Five returnees from Mumbai have tested positive for coronavirus at Patna airport, an official said on Sunday. The infected persons have been sent to an isolation centre in Patna. They flew to the capital city on Saturday evening.
Amaravati, April 11 (IANS) Despite grand plans to vaccinate six lakh people per day, during the Tika Utsav which began on Sunday, Andhra Pradesh has had to settle for just one lakh vaccinations - its entire stock in hand. The depleted vaccine stocks have forced the officials to postpone the campaign in some districts, and organise it on a lower scale in other districts.
Lucknow, April 11 (IANS) With Covid cases rising alarmingly in the state, Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday decided to extend the closure of schools from Classes 1 to 12 till April 30.
Hyderabad, April 11 (IANS) JanaSena Party founder and Tollywood film star Pawan Kalyan has gone into self-imposed quarantine, a statement issued by the party said on Sunday.
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Covid-19 pandemic in India registered another alarming trajectory on Sunday with over 11.08 lakh active caseload reported in the last 24 hours--highest ever in the last seven months.